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Man behind ‘Peshawar polio drama’ arrested

Man behind ‘Peshawar polio drama’ arrested
April 23, 2019
PESHAWAR (92 News) – The police arrested key person, behind the defamation of anti-polio drive in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, on Tuesday here. In an immediate action against the perpetrators, the police nabbed Mohammad today. However, the court granted physical remand of conspirator, who did drama against polio vaccine, to police for one-day. Yesterday late night, the conspiracy against the anti-polio campaign in Peshawar was exposed when a video of a man named Nazar Mohammad surfaced on the social media. The spokesman of polio eradication in Pakistan, Babar Atta, said in a tweet that police have lodged an “FIR against 12 individuals who were behind the Peshawar Polio Drama.” In the video, a man could be seen employing children to prove that polio vaccines were defected. He administers children polio drops, following which the children are asked to pretend to be fainted. He can be heard asking the children to lie down on the stretcher, following which all the children, standing on their feet till moments ago, start falling on the hospital bed. When one of the children raises his head, he is again told by the man in the video to keep his head down and pretend. The children otherwise seem to be totally fine in the video.
Anti-polio drops: Protesters go berserk as kids’ condition ‘worsens’
Earlier, protesters stormed hospital and broke doors after condition of over 50 children allegedly deteriorated after being administered anti-polio drops in Mashokhel area. The protesters alleged that the condition of children had deteriorated after they were administered anti-polio drops. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan have taken notice of the incident and sought a report in this regard. KPk Health Minister Hisham Inamullah said that the condition of all children is better now. “Action will be taken against those torching Basic Health Unit,” he said. He said that no one would be allowed to take the law into his hands. “The accused will be arrested after identification,” he said.